Carving set

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Project by RJS posted 08-15-2011 04:48 AM 1176 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This carving set was made out of an old wood pin cross arm,(the one in the picture), for a silent auction to benefit United Way at work. The cross arm dates no newer that the early 1970’s and could be as old as the mid 1930’s. One source even stated that they used wood pins around WWII because of steel rationing. The knife is made in the USA by Dexter-Russell, they have been making cutlery in the USA since 1818. I hope you enjoy! Any comments, and suggestions welcome. Thanks for looking!

-- RJ

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 06:13 PM

Very cool, love the idea. Can you point me in a direction on how you created the (brass?) pins you used to hold the tang(?) in?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 01:55 AM

The pins are actually compression rivets. You can get them in Nickel Silver or Brass, there is a male and female pice that compress together and can not be taken apart after they are compressed. You can order them from Jantz Supply :, for about Ten dollars for 25. Thanks for looking.

-- RJ

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#3 posted 08-16-2011 09:54 PM

Awesome, I’ve always wanted to try a set of these

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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